Paterson Threatens to Be a Human Spending Cap

ALBANY—Frustrated after legislative inaction on his proposed spending cap, David Paterson said during a leaders meeting that he will not approve legislation that spend more money.
 “It’s the only piece of legislation I’ve sent to the Senate or Assembly, and it hasn’t been introduced,” Paterson said, referring to California’s massive deficit as a worst-case scenario. “If there isn’t going to be any action taken, then I recognize that the only power I have is to be a spending cap myself and not allow any legislation to pass that spends any money. So I would respectfully like to see this legislature address the issue of a spending cap.

Paterson Threatens to Be a Human Spending Cap